Designing and developing a digitally-enabled wellness intervention for young people with cancer

Project opportunity

This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

In partnership with Canteen and key adolescent and youth cancer services around Australia, this project will design and implement a digitally-enabled wellbeing intervention for young people affected by cancer. The project team seek PhD candidates with an interest in one or more of the following  variables critical to the wellbeing of the target cohort: quality of life, physical activity, nutrition, sleep health and psychological distress. Students with an interest in health economics or the development and delivery of human-centred internet and app-based interventions are also invited to apply.

Scholarship value

As a scholarship recipient, you'll receive: 

  • living stipend of $32,192 per annum tax free (2023 rate), indexed annually
  • tuition fees covered
  • single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)


Professor Alexandra McCarthy

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work


Preferred educational background

Your application will be assessed on a competitive basis.

We take into account your

  • previous academic record
  • publication record
  • honours and awards
  • employment history.

A working knowledge of quality of life, lifestyle behaviours, human-centred digital design or health economics would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field(s) of quantitative or qualitative research and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of quantitative or qualitative research is highly desirable.

Latest commencement date

If you are the successful candidate, you must commence by Research Quarter 1, 2024. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date.

If you are an international applicant, you may need to apply much earlier for visa requirements.

How to apply

You apply for this project as part of your PhD program application.

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